SurveyMethods Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SurveyMethods

Online survey creation and data analysis

4.94/5 (49 reviews)

SurveyMethods overview

What is SurveyMethods?

SurveyMethods is a cloud-based survey and data analysis solution which helps businesses with customer feedback, newsletter communication, and reporting. Key features of the SurveyMethods platform include survey creation, file sharing, response collection, customized templates and multi-channel distribution.

The survey building module offers predefined templates for questionnaire creation and limits the number of answer choices. Managers can use the survey quota feature to gather responses that meet a certain set of conditions, and specify actions to perform after the quota has been met. SurveyMethods includes a page logic functionality which modifies the flow of the survey based on responses to previous questions and custom fields. The editing tool can be used to change questions and responses or correct spelling and grammar within surveys.

SurveyMethods comes with a REST API which enables users to launch remote surveys and retrieve the status for a response. It uses Zapier to integrate with third-party applications such as Salesforce, MailChimp, FreshDesk and Google Docs.
www.surveymethods.com

Pricing

Starting from
$15/month
Pricing options
Free
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 4 other markets, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
SurveyMethods screenshot: Users can limit answer choices while collecting survey reponsesSurveyMethods screenshot: Editing tool lets users make changes to questions and responsesSurveyMethods screenshot: The search functionality lets users find a survey in the databaseSurveyMethods screenshot: The sorting tool lets users filter data based on date, time  and custom fieldsSurveyMethods screenshot: The SurveyMethods application interface is intuitive and easy to use.

SurveyMethods reviews

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Andy Peara

Easy to use survey software with strong analytical tools

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-10
Review Source: Capterra

We have used this for a large variety of information gathering needs. We survey parents about their experience in our school. We conduct board and staff surveys to evaluate their work experience and the work of our administration. Students use the survey to learn the basics of online survey approaches. When we have a meeting to schedule with somewhat complicated parameters, we use Survey Methods.

Pros
Intuitive interface. Offers many survey question methods, ranging from the simplest input to more involved, responses allowing scoring and multi factor correlation. Strong, graphically-oriented reporting options Transfers data easily to MSWord, PDF, Excel for further analysis. Various confidentiality options. Allows categorization of email respondents. Allows many style templates. Allows quick vs. more involved editing of questions.

Cons
Because of the many features offered, the program can take a bit of time to explain to other employees. This is to be expected, however, from any program.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Maria Cohen

Educational Program Evaluation using Survey Methods

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

On the whole, I really appreciate all of the options Survey Methods offers. We are currently designing surveys to be implemented by a client who uses another survey platform, which makes us appreciate Survey Methods all the more. Until recently we did not know Survey Methods had new ownership. We had set up for automatic invoicing, which didn't work this year. This involved a phone call and many emails, where the new staff was very responsive. I'd say the biggest problem as we are an educational non-profit is that our annual cost has more than tripled and we had to reduce the number of survey accounts for our organization.

Pros
We've been using Survey Methods for 12 years to gather qualitative and quantitative data to support educational program implementation, and it's been an incredibly useful platform. It is easy to format surveys, and includes useful features such as skip logic and many different options for question types. Our respondents are often protected by an IRB, which makes the anonymity guarantee essential. We're a able to provide a link to our IRB survey consent form in the survey web greeting. Some of our surveys can be time-intensive, so we also appreciate the "Save and Resume" option.

Cons
We always use the survey URL to launch, and sometimes the link the doesn't work and we need to include instructions for pasting the link in a browser, and that can be frustrating when our clients are disseminating the link. I feel it reflects poorly on our abilities to help them collect data. In terms of reporting, I'd like to see more options for Survey Methods generated graphics. We often have to take the quantitative data and create our own interesting representations for reports. I'd also like to see more interesting options for the look of the surveys. We're able to insert logos, which is great, as well as customize the colors, but it would be nice to have some preset ones that are more attractive. In our survey design process we go through several iterations as we include our clients' feedback to get the most relevant data for them. Often we'll format in Survey Methods and send them the link to try it out, other times it is more useful to generate a word doc from Survey Methods and ask them to edit it digitally. The word docs are incredibly awkward in their formatting, and can get wonky when you try to move things around. Is there a way to create word docs without the table formatting?

Response from Survey Methods


Thank you for the review. Over the coming months you will see more reporting options as that is one of the areas we're focusing on. We aim to be the best value in the market and do provide significant discounts for educational and not-for-profit organizations.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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D Scott Harper

Great functionality and customer support

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-30
Review Source: Capterra

We have used Survey methods to do research for articles and white papers and to support a variety of selection processes

Pros
I have used SurveyMethods for several years, and am very satisfied with the ease and flexibility of this service to make a wide variety of surveys. In addition, on a few occasions where I had to reach out to customer support, they were extremely responsive and helpful.

Cons
I am satisfied and have no problems. I have used SurveyMethods for several years, and am very satisfied with the ease and flexibility of this service to make a wide variety of surveys. In addition, on a few occasions where I had to reach out to customer support, they were extremely responsive and helpful.

Response from Survey Methods


Thank you for the review! We're always eager to help our customers get the most out of the survey application to support their business or mission!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Dean Bondhus

Great new alternative

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2020-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

Similar features to previous software, plus new features that we will be using. Also like the fact that we may be able to make this a shared standard - pending partner organization approvals.

Pros
Multiple automation features, easy to navigate (with a modest learning curve and online support)

Cons
Navigation is different than the software I used before, so I had to learn new procedures.

Response from Survey Methods


Thank you for your feedback! In addition to phone and email support, We've now added a new YouTube channel. It contains a video library with "How To" and Training Videos that customers can access anytime.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Holly Dewing

Survey Access

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-30
Review Source: Capterra

I was very skeptical about getting a response from someone seeing as we are in different time zones, but [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was on the phone right at 9:30 when office hours started and returned my call. He had me up and running in no time, was extremely attentive, helpful and pleasant to speak with on the phone.

Pros
It is very easy to use, we just need to make it a best practice to automatically send this out to the client upon completion of the engagement.

Cons
I think if we utilized the program more, we would have better feedback but at this time, no qualms.

Response from Survey Methods


Thank you so much for the review! SurveyMethods does provide an API to automatically launch surveys from 3rd party systems, such as a CRM. See the links in the Knowledge Base area of our website. https://help.surveymethods.com/launch-survey-remotely-via-api/

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SurveyMethods pricing

Starting from
$15/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Basic: Free
Advanced: $15 per month
Professional: $49 per month
Enterprise: Contact for quote

SurveyMethods features

API
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Social Media Integration
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (262 other apps)
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Automatic Notifications (223 other apps)
Calendar Management (196 other apps)
Contact Database (146 other apps)
Contact Management (149 other apps)
Custom Fields (161 other apps)
Customer Database (185 other apps)
Electronic Payments (159 other apps)
Email Integration (214 other apps)
Reminders (199 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (287 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for SurveyMethods

Key features of SurveyMethods

  • Custom Surveys
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Drag and Drop Interface
  • Event Management
  • Kiosk Survey
  • Mobile Survey
  • Multiple Question Types
  • Newsletter Design
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Online Polls
  • Online Surveys
  • Page Logic
  • Paper Survey
  • Question Branching
  • Quotas
  • RESTful API
  • SSL Security
  • Site Intercept Survey
  • Skip Logic
  • Supports Audio / Images / Video
  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Collaboration
  • Survey Management
  • Third Party Integrations
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Benefits

• Managers can convert reports to Word documents for customization/editing and print them to generate a paper version.

• Graphical checkmarks increase the size of radio buttons and checkboxes and improve usability on a mobile device.

• SurveyMethods lets users publish reports securely by adding an SSL feature which encrypts the data being transmitted.

• SurveyMethods eases data management by including a sort functionality which lists surveys in ascending/descending order by survey title, status and launch date.

• Survey Methods API is a RESTful API which enables customers to integrate with third-party applications such as ERP, CRM, Helpdesk, Hotel Reservation and HR platforms.